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Romney camp sides with Obama that health insurance mandate is not tax
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Posted on 07/03/2012 5:06:20 AM PDT by tsowellfan

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But remember folks, it’s vitally important that we vote for our socialist instead of their socialist, so get on the ball!


51 posted on 07/03/2012 6:58:19 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (not voting for the lesser of two evils)
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To: tsowellfan

I just saw Gov. Christie on Fox News saying that this is not what Romney himself says about it.

But that doesn’t make any difference.

Apparently nothing will interfere with the passion of some self-proclaimed conservatives who will stop at nothing to discredit Mitt Romney and promote the candidacy of Barak Hussein Obama.


52 posted on 07/03/2012 6:59:22 AM PDT by altura
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To: italianquaker
In your link I see nothing where Romney calls this a tax. The ad which it refers to is merely quoting Obama's inconstant argument that "it's a tax" and "it's not a tax". There's nothing here that quotes Romney or even implies that Romney considers ObamaCare to be a tax. If I missed something please post the text along with the link.
53 posted on 07/03/2012 7:05:56 AM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: tsowellfan

This is Washington Post b-effing-s.

It seems to me what the Romney “camp” was trying to claim (clumsily, what’s new?) is that Roberts’ corkscrewing the mandate into his opinion as a tax was preposterous.

Roberts couldn’t possibly uphold the mandate as a penalty, so he pulled an executive branch taxing authority out of his cowardly arse and validated the mandate thusly...

The Romney camp is just too “nuanced” (read: gutless) to make their point with a sharpened f’ing edge to it.


54 posted on 07/03/2012 7:13:34 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: svcw

Coleman is a fool. I have no idea why they let him hang around. I know they don’t pay him.

He is the political genius who lost to washed up comic Al Franken.


55 posted on 07/03/2012 7:28:18 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Fightin Whitey
The Romney camp is just too “nuanced” (read: gutless) to make their point with a sharpened f’ing edge to it.

I agree with everything you said and especially the above statement.

The reason for “nuance” is often used in politics to reserve the right to shake the Etch a Sketch of a particular issue at some point later in a campaign OR during one's Presidency.

56 posted on 07/03/2012 7:28:26 AM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: DManA

Maybe, he is on the team however.


57 posted on 07/03/2012 7:30:57 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: tsowellfan

As much as I hate to agree with Mitt I don’t think its a tax either. Its a penalty. The whole thing is unconstitutional and Roberts has further undermined our national stability by coming up with his tortured opinion calling the individual mandate a tax. If you purchase something you pay a tax if you refuse to purchase it you pay a penalty. It makes you wonder about the guy’s reasoning abilities.


58 posted on 07/03/2012 7:33:43 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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Roberts was doing Obama a favor. A pay back. Roberts was relieved that Obama’s executive order protected the children brought illegally to the United States. It does not just cover children from Mexico.


59 posted on 07/03/2012 7:36:43 AM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Nothing personal but this is the kind of post I really hate.

Do you honestly think there is no difference between Obama and Romney or are you just playing to the crowd?

I see no joy here; no optimism; no incentive to get out the vote and get rid of Obama.

Sometimes I’m beginning to wonder if Free Republic supports the Republican nominee for president or not ???

It’s a good question, isn’t it?


60 posted on 07/03/2012 7:41:44 AM PDT by altura
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To: Georgia Girl 2

‘As much as I hate to agree with Mitt’

kinda says it all doesn’t it about what’s going on in this forum.


61 posted on 07/03/2012 7:43:30 AM PDT by altura
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To: altura

Yep


62 posted on 07/03/2012 7:49:02 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: tsowellfan

Kepp talking yourself into un-election, Willard.


63 posted on 07/03/2012 7:53:25 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: altura

Your question is based on a logical flaw.

Saying that both are socialists does not mean that there is “no difference” between the two. That is a straw man.

Nevertheless, both men are generally supportive of larger, more expansive government and less freedom - at least if their respective records are to be believed.


64 posted on 07/03/2012 8:01:01 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (not voting for the lesser of two evils)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Your attitude is based on a logical flaw.

We must elect Romney. He is light years different from Obama.

I am sick of people trying to say they are the same.

Just because Romney doesn’t share every jot and tittle of your viewpoints does not make him a socialist.

He is a capitalist and a successful one. If he does nothing else, he will turn the country back into a capitalist direction.


65 posted on 07/03/2012 8:37:18 AM PDT by altura
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To: tsowellfan

I hope Romney makes an inspired choice for vice president.

Something tells me the peasants are going to storm the castle with pitchforks and torches before Romney’s first term is up. Hopefully his veep will be better at thinking and acting like a conservative.


66 posted on 07/03/2012 10:04:16 AM PDT by DNME (Prepare ... quickly. Time grows short.)
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To: altura
I am sick of people trying to say they are the same.

They are far from the same but I'm NOT not going to lie to myself by claiming he's a republican and I'm not going to let RINO supporters insult my intelligence by telling me he's not a liberal.

If he is a capitalist he would be against social programs and high taxes.

67 posted on 07/03/2012 11:33:21 AM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: italianquaker; altura; ncalburt
Your guy needs help. Just one more time for Papa Bush. GO get em boys lauraingraham.com: Romney Campaign Declares Cease Fire on Health Care
68 posted on 07/03/2012 11:39:40 AM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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